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Last update: 26-Sep-2019
Election Results Class of 2019 Directors
Voting for the 2019 Class of Directors to the COMARA Board ended September 20. Thanks for all members who used the online ballot or requested assistance for returning your vote. The new Directors were added to the Board at the 2019 COMARA Social.
COMARA Social Photos, Sunday, Sep 22, Thats Amore
2019 COMARA Social Photos
I received some pictures from Dan Shawen along with picture from the 2019 COMARA Social from Paul Schrantz and Gezy Serenyi. Dan's pictures are not from the social, but individual photos he collected of our colleagues at COMSAT. These will be added later when other work on the web site is complete. So - thanks, Daniel. Dan may be able to provide additional pictures.
First Wednesday in December - Dec 4, 1:30pm
A group of Labs employees started the First Wednesday in December gathering a number of years ago. The gathering was held at Roys Place in Gaithersburg.
After COMARA was formed, and Lockheed Martin had purchased COMSAT, the gatherings continued. Unfortunately, Roys Place, a unique bar that offered an amazing selection of exotic sandwiches, has closed. Ron Johnson has been organizing gatherings for several years now, and found Woodside Deli (in the Germantown Commons shopping center) to be a suitable venue. The Woodside Deli is described as An Authentic Jewish deli and restaurant. They also offer an extensive selection of food.
Ron has completed arrangements to hold the First Wednesday in December 2019
at the Woodside Deli. So, join us December 4 at 1:30 for an afternoon
of comaraderie and reminiscing. See the announcement at
Teller's Comsat Legacy Gallery Pictures
Visit COMSAT-Legacy.com to see more detail about the COMSAT Legacy Project. The COMSAT Legacy Project was formed when Lockheed Martin acquired COMSAT. One main reason was to capture some of the history of COMSAT before it was lost. The COMSAT Legacy Project was headed by Ed Martin, and Steve was an important part of this organization.
Steve is also active in a company he founded after COMSAT was acquired by Lockheed Martin. His company specializes in in-orbit test of satellites. Steve's company is IOT Systems. View IOTSystems.com to see some his work.
COMSAT Slide Collection
One of the COMSAT Legacy collections is a box containing nearly 1100 slides. Dan DiFonzo recently took on the job of scanning the slides so our members, and the world can share them. This is a gargantuan job. Dan has created a OneDrive album and uploaded the slides to this album. This is a massive collection with a size of about 2GB.
From Dan DiFonzo: As promised, here is the link to view and/or download the 1100 Comsat
slides that I scanned and digitized. These images have been uploaded
to a OneDrive album.
Click the array to view the OneDrive Album
The notation on each slide refers to the drawer that contained the slides
in the 3 across x 6 down set of plastic drawers.
Otherwise, the slides are numbered in the order I scanned them.
Only 14 of the drawers had slides.
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